Wesley R. Bishop is an assistant professor of American history in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bishop is a former Eugene V. Debs fellow from Indiana State University where he received his Master of Arts in History, focusing on the history of American labor and social movements in 2014. In 2018 he received his PhD from Purdue University in American history.
His research examines populism, protests, and American political thought. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on Coxey’s Army of 1894. Dr. Bishop is also the founding and managing editor of the Indiana based humanities journal, The North Meridian Review: A Journal of Culture and Scholarship.
Prior to working in higher education, he spent three years as a community teacher in the Dayton metro area instructing middle school, English to recent immigrants, and civics courses for preparation of the American citizenship exam.